During this unprecedented time, I must thank our faculty, trainees, and administrative staff. I am awed by your ability to adapt to new standards of care and protection. Thank you to all of our educators for transiting to digital learning for students with grace and a growth mindset. Our administrative staff continues to support physicians, even during uncertainty and frequent changes.
I am heartened by the innovation of research teams, working in overdrive to develop new, less expensive options to address ventilator shortages, conduct antibody testing, improve the understanding of SARS-CoV-2 biology and better understand risk factors for severe disease. While difficult to imagine what the future will look like, I know that your demonstrated strength during this time will foster our tradition of excellence.
Thank you for your work, your energy, your resilience, and your continued perseverance.
Monica Kraft, M.D.
Robert and Irene Flinn Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Tucson
Deputy Director, Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Banner University Medical Center